Spawning Salmon Arriving Soon as Heavy Rain Hits Byrne Creek in Burnaby

Volunteer streamkeepers welcome the heavy October rain in Burnaby, BC, that will entice chum and coho salmon to start returning to Byrne Creek to spawn.

Streamkeepers have permission from City of Burnaby Parks to zap-strap posters to trees in the ravine reminding dogs to keep their owners out of the creek during spawning season and through April when the salmon eggs will hatch.

Here’s a short video of the heavy rain today.

Fall Colors While Birding at Fraser Foreshore Park

Glorious colors and lots of birds to be seen at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC, this morning.

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The trash grate near the mouth of Byrne Creek. I saw a heron swallow an adult coho in one gulp here about the same time last year.

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Eurasian Collared Dove

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Peekaboo Bandit

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Mallards — I wonder if the one on the left is leucistic? (Partial loss of pigmentation.)

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Northern Flicker

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